|Seal Of Protection
Daily Devotions: by Christina Farris
Believers will be the foundation of the earth to come. One thing to grasp is a time to come, and not the present. Yet if we are adopted by God then he does not cast out. He sent his Son to redeem us for salvation. We were predestine for salvation, but not all receive because of their own choosing. It be easier on God if he force us into submission to His will, but He does not. Instead it is a choice to be saved. Upon being saved God seals us with the Holy Spirit of promise and fill us with His Spirit. Our prayer and hope needs to be for the God to give the spirit of wisdom and revelation of Him. That you will grow in knowledge and understanding of who He is. Something we can pray for other believers as well as ourselves. A man once taught an eight year old to pray for wisdom and understanding. When those teen years hit rebellion came late in those years, but God was able to use it to teach about humanity that can not be learned in those younger years. When we see young Christians rebelling, instead of complaining as God to use and guard the heart of these children. For his glory. That they will not sell themselves to the world but will learn by others mistakes as will as minor mistakes that wonít effect there lives beyond life lessons of a lifetime.
Godís seal and protection does not stop us from being human or enslaved in such a way that one does not have a choice in life. God by the Holy Spirit speaks to our heart about sin as we commit an act, or finish act of sin. Our ears are not always attentive to Godís Spirit. The easiest story to understand how God effects man by the Spirit is when God speaks and warns Cain not to sin. Cain made a free choice to sin with Godís warning him.
One can think of Salvation as joining Godís army, or being enlisted before being called to serve. Every boy of sixteen is called into service of the USA, yet he is not required to serve, unless, he is called up through a draft. That draft call is only used in a state of emergency. Most of our military join willfully or because it gets them out of some other kind of trouble. Yet in Christ military that service call is upon salvation to testify of becoming saved. To test of Christ redeeming love in oneís life.
We become a child of God and sealed and marked for eternity of salvation before the throne of God as being one of Jesus children. One of the body of Christ is part of being sealed by the Holy Spirit. To be sealed is to marked by God with a mark of protection. Though Cain is protected from harm, he not protect through eternity. Christians are marked for eternity, but no mark from protection from the elements of this world.
You are a child of God if you are saved by the redemption through Christ Jesus who died for your sins and paid the price through his suffering for you and me. His blood poured out for you and me. His nailed hands to the cross for you and me. Our hope secure through Jesus our King, sealed and marked by His Spirit, who buries our sin with his death and we rise to victory with our Lord.
Dear Heavenly Father forgive us our sin and as each person praying receives your word as truth. Enable those reading to believe in Jesus and to confess to you their sin as they receive Christ as their Lord and Savior for forgiveness of sin. That they will not only know they were marked but they are sealed by your Spirit in their heart and soul. That they marked by your grace upon receiving Jesus as Lord. In Jesus precious name, Amen.
Continual Scripture Study for Devotion:2 Corinthians 1:20-22 KJV
(20) For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
(21) Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God;
(22) Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.